Communications Presentation: Challenges of the 21st Century: Are Regulators Seeking to Promote or Hamper the Deployment and Delivery of Sophisticated, Multi-Functional Cable-Provided VoIP Services?


Authored by Chérie Kiser for presentation at the Practising Law Institute's Cable Television Law 2007: Competition in Video, Internet & Telephony, San Francisco, March 6, 2007.

Issues for cable-provided wireline and wireless telecommunications services, including;

The current state of cable-provided telephone services.

The FCC's IP-Enabled Services Proceeding.

E-911 and CALEA concerns about VOIP.

Access to ILEC unbundled network elements, to sufficient phone numbers and access to utility poles and conduits for cables Internet access and telecommunications services.

Chérie is the Managing Partner for the Washington, DC office, a member of the firm's Policy Committee, Chair of the Diversity Committee and Chair of the Communications Section for the firm. She devotes her practice to telecommunications law and Internet-related transactions, representing a wide range of clients, including competitive local exchange carriers, Internet service providers, voice over Internet protocol service providers, applications service providers, satellite carriers, wireless carriers, trade associations, and large users of telecommunications and information services.

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